Holly Willoughby shares sweet throwback photo with lookalike sister Kelly

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Holly Willoughby marked her sister Kelly's birthday with a throwback snap of the pair sharing a drink. (Getty Images)
Holly Willoughby marked her sister Kelly's birthday with a throwback snap of the pair sharing a drink. (Getty Images)

Just months after celebrating her 40th birthday by wearing her mother Linda's dress, Holly Willoughby has paid tribute to another family member.

The presenter marked older sister Kelly's birthday by sharing a sweet photo of the pair in a post to Instagram.

Captioning the image – which shows them sharing a cocktail before the pandemic – she wrote: "Happy birthday to my beautifully brilliant wing woman...

"I love you @ladywilloughby be lost without you... let’s see what this year brings shall we."

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Willoughby's post has been 'liked' more than 128,000 times, with Emma Bunton and Phillip Schofield among those sending their birthday wishes to the children's writer.

In December, the This Morning star revealed she was "heartbroken" not to be spending Christmas Day with her close sibling for the first time.

At her older sister's 2010 wedding, the mother-of-three played the important role of maid-of-honour.

Speaking previously to The Guardian, she said: “We’re more like friends than sisters. We even bought a place together in Putney.

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"You would expect some fireworks, but because we have the same friends and have different roles within that group, none of that ever came into it.

“I’m more likely to be the one to say, 'everyone back to mine' and cook for everyone, whereas she’s much better at tidying up.”

It comes after the presenter also got nostalgic while marking Mother's Day back in March, which was subject to social distancing a second time, posting a throwback picture of herself with mum Linda.

Captioning the sweet post, she wrote: "There she is... the best part of me... I just want to be in my pyjamas, eating your food, in your house.

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"Can’t wait to be close to you... we all need a cuddle from our mums... love you soooo much mumma... happy Mother’s Day you beautiful miracle." 

Last year, the presenter – who has son Harry, 11, daughter Belle, nine, and son Chester, six, with husband Dan Baldwin – also shared a Mother's Day tribute to her 73-year-old mum on Instagram.

On that occasion, she wrote: "I miss this face... mama I Love you... Happy Mother’s Day... 

"Can’t wait to give you a huge squeeze... will just have to wait until it's safe... see you on FaceTime."

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